Tourist places in Trichy

Tiruchirappalli is formerly called as Trichinopoly in English, also called Tiruchi or Trichy, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli District. Trichy is the fourth largest municipal corporation and the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the state of Tamil Nadu. Here, the Kaveri Delta begins16 kilometers (9.9 mi) west of the city as the Kaveri River splits into two, forming the island of Srirangam now integrated into Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation. Tiruchirappalli also called as "Temple city". It has so many tourist places. Let's see important tourist places one by one.

Rock fort

Rock fort or Ucchi Pillayar koil is a mixture of two famous 7th century Hindu temples, one which is dedicated to Lord Ganesh and the other one is dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated a top of a small rock in Trichy, India. Geologically the 83 meters high rock is said to be one of the ancient in the world, dating over 3 billion years ago and mythologically this rock is the place where Lord Ganesh ran from King Vibishana, after constructing the Ranganatha swamy deity in Srirangam.


Srirangam temple is the leading of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu. It is also considered the first, primary and the most important of the108 main Vishnu temples (Divya desams). Srirangam temple is also called as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, and Bhogamandabam. In the Vaishnava phrasing the term "KOIL" signifies this temple only. The temple is huge in size. The temple complex is156 acres in extent. It has seven prakaras or enclosures. These enclosures are formed by thick and enormous wall walls which run round the sanctum. There are21 wonderful towers in all prakaras providing an exclusive sight to any visitor. This temple lies on an island formed by the Twin Rivers Cauvery and Coleroon. Currently, this is the second world’s biggest and largest Hindu temple.

Grand Anicut

  1. This Grand Anicut, also called as the Kallanai, is an antique dam which is built on the Kaveri River in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.
  2. Kallanai was built by Karikalan, A Chola King.
  3. It was constructed by the Chola king Karikalan around the1st Century and is considered one of the oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the globe, which is still in use. So, one must visit this dam. This is a picnic spot also.
  4. The Kaveri River forms the boundary between the Erode and Salem districts. The Bhavani River joins the Kaveri at the town of Bhavani, where the Sangameswarar Temple, an important pilgrimage spot in Tamil Nadu, was built at the confluence of the two rivers.


This temple is bounded on all four sides by abundant green fields. Here, we also find rivulets crisscrossing the green fields. Stretches of coconut, palms add beauty to the paddy fields. Lord Siva enshrined in this temple is known as Agnishwarar. In front of the temple we can find a exquisite pond and this is known as Sakthi Thirtham. This is assumed to have been created by the Sulayudham of Lord Murugan.

The formation of ‘Appu Lingam’ (Parvathi’s Penance)

Here, once Devi Parvati mocked at Lord Shiva’s forfeit for betterment of the World. Lord Shiva sought to condemn her act and directed her to go to the earth from 'Kailayam' and do penance. Goddess Devi Parvathi (Akilandeswari) as per Shiva's wish found 'Jambu' forest (Thiruvanaikoil) to conduct her penance. Devi made a Lingam out of water of river Cauvery (also called as river 'Ponni') under the 'Venn Naaval' tree (the Venn Naaval tree on top of the saint Jambu) and commenced her worship. So, the Lingam is known as 'Appu Lingam' (Water Lingam). Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar Temple devoted to Lord Shiva is situated2 KMs away from the east of Srirangam, The temple is named after the elephant which is believed to have worshipped Lord Siva here. Installed under an ancient Jambu tree, the lingam is partially submerged by water and meant to represent God incarnate as water.

St. Lourdu’s Church

This Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is almost a century old and is located within St. Joseph’s college compounds. The architectural style is Gothic. The story is that an artisan from Tirunelveli, Savarimuthu was imparted training in this type of construction by the missionary priests so that he could see to the supervision of the church. The spire of the Church is200’ high and can be seen from an 8 km radius. To help maintain its antique look the authorities have refrained from painting the church. Stories from the Bible are shows in the stained glass panels and are exquisitely beautiful. On Sundays about 6000 devotees participate in mass. It is constructed in the year1812. It has levered doors, which when opened, turns the church into an airy porch.

Hazrath Natherval

It is very old Durga more than1000 years old. It has amazing architecture; the doom is made up of shining marbles giving a grand look to the Durga. It is also located in the heart of Trichy City. This is a famous pilgrim place for Muslims.


It is an exquisite picnic spot which is located in the suburbs of Tiruchirappalli in a distance of18 Kilometers away from the city. Mukkombu has various tourist attractions such as amusement park, children’s garden, sports facilities, fishing facilities, etc. In Mukkombu thousands of people come here with their family members on weekends to celebrate their holidays. So, you can enjoy more in this spot.


The Tamil Nadu state has several divine abodes of Goddess Sakthi. Sakthi cults rampant in different ages are manifested in the temples. One of such divine abodes is Arulmigu Mariamman, Samayapuram in Trichy District. This Temple is known to occupy a prominent position among the temples dedicated to Goddess Sakthi. This temple is situated in beautiful landscape enriched by the Holy River Cauvery. This temple is located in the Chennai - Trichy National Highway which is15 KMs away from Trichy.

Vetkaliyamman Koil

Annai Vetkkaliamman was the protecting deity of Oriyur which was once the capital of the Cholas. It is Annai Vetkkali who secured Oriyur from the heavy rain of sand during Vanparanthaga Cholan time. Because of the heavy shower of sand, people lost their houses and were forced to live in the open space. As the children had to live without a roof, the caring Mother, Annai Vekkali also decided to dwell in a temple with-out roof and even today, she continues to reside in a temple without roof and blesses the lakhs of people every year.


It is located on the foot hills of Kollimalai, a place of picturesque beauty is the Puliancholai, which is 72 KMs away from Tiruchirappalli via Thuraiyur filled with full of greenish trees and tamarind groves. This forest area is very cool and green with added attraction of the stream. The stream is the natural bathing area for the tourist whole year.

Government Museum

This museum was started in the year1983 by the State Department of Museums at Cantonment after Salem and Madurai, as a standard of government of Tamil Nadu to have museum in every district. It was later moved to Rani Mangammal Darbar Hall (a Monument built during Nayak rule, also known as Kolu Mandapam) during1997, which is within Town Hall Complex. The museum is maintained by the Public Works Department (PWD). This museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibits of up to2000 objects. Some of the indoor exhibits include epoch artifacts like megalithic sculptures, carvings, Stone Age inscriptions, musical instruments, tools, currencies and Chola-epoch coins, paintings, photographs, rare documents, palm-leaf manuscripts, fossils and philatelic materials etc.